Returning to employment or finding a job

Are you a parent or carer thinking about a job or returning to employment? Use our toolkit to see how ready for work you are.

How to use our toolkit

The toolkit is split into 3 parts:

  1. Getting ready to work
  2. Applying for a job
  3. Accepting a job offer

Each section contains how-to guides and advice. 

You can dip in and out of each section – or go from start to finish.

We recommend taking the skills test to find out how ready for work you are.

1. Getting ready to work

Which type of employment works best for you and your family? 

Use this section to: 

  • Test your skills
  • Find courses
  • Learn about the support you'll be entitled to
1. Getting ready to work

2. Applying for a job

How do I stand out from the crowd?

Use this section to:

  • Help with job hunting
  • Discover dos and don'ts when applying
  • Get interview tips
2. Applying for a job

3. Accepting a job offer

Will you pass the employment checks?

Use this section to:

  • Tick off all the documents you'll need
  • Spot key details in a job contract
  • Deal with working-parent guilt
3. Accepting a job offer

Can LEAP give you additional employment support?

Yes, if all these are true about you: 

  • You're a family with children age 0-3.
  • You live in Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill or Vassall.
  • You're interested in volunteering for LEAP.

Please email Catherine from our Parent Champions team: cwalsh@ncb.org.uk

All Lambeth families with children aged 0-4 can get extra support from their local children's centre.

Call 020 7926 2369 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).

Can LEAP give you additional employment support?

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